I always wanted to be a firefighter since the tender age of 10 . As a young boy I loved to see the local fire department respond to emergency because I knew that they were on the way to help out someone . I join the fire department at the age of 17 and I've never look back since.
This was passed on to me. Just wanted to share with you guys in case you hadn't heard yet and wanted to stand in the procession. It's a way to honor the fallen hero and his family.
Sgt. Ryan P. Baumann, 24, of Great Mills, MD, died Aug. 1 from injuries sustained when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Sgt Bauman was assigned to the 101st Airborne in Ft Campbell, KY. Sgt Baumann's fiancée lives just south of St Mary's City and Sgt Baumann's mother and step father live in Great Mills, MD.
His funeral will be held at Brinsfield Funeral home in Leonardtown (across from College of Southern MD) at 0900 Monday August 11, 2008. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. We are trying to get people and flags to line the funeral's procession route starting in Leonardtown to show our respect and appreciation for this brave young man that made the ultimate sacrifice. The procession will depart Brinsfield Funeral Home between 10:45-11:00 and proceed from Hollywood Rd turning right onto Rte 5 north.
If you or anyone you know can help support this effort it would be appreciated. We would like to show Sgt Baumann's family that St Mary's County and Southern MD support our military and are thankful for the freedom we enjoy because of their sacrifices.